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Speak Truthfully

I am committed to learn to speak truthfully, with words that inspire self-confidence, joy, and hope. I am determined not to spread news that I do not know to be certain and not to criticize or condemn things of which I am not sure. The above is quoted from the Fourth Training of Thich Nhat Hanh’s […]

Love Mantras for a Mindful Valentine’s Day

Do You Know Love Mantras for Valentine’s Day?   The Day of Love is quickly approaching!   Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk & teacher, offers us 4 compelling love mantras to practice in our relationships for a Mindful Valentine’s Day.   Darling, I’m here for you.  Chocolates are delicious.  Flowers are beautiful.  Jewelry is sparkly.  […]

Buddhist Deep Listening for Compassion

Buddhist Deep Listening to Relieve Suffering Fourth training, of the Five Mindfulness Trainings in Buddhism, teaches that loving speech and deep listening allows people to unburden their hearts. Being compassionate means deep listening without offering criticism. How does just listening make a difference to others? You aren’t supposed to make suggestions or critique or offer advice. […]